[act-ma] 4/10 "The Case for War" (PBS) with Richard Perle in "person" [??]

James in Cambridge tompaine at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 8 15:28:33 PDT 2007

  6-8:15 p.m.
  Tuesday,April 10th
  AMC Theatre, Boston Common
  175 Tremont Street.
  film(s)... "The Case for War..."
  Richard Perle (a/k/a, Prince of Darkness) will be present at this free 
  screening of two segments of a soon-to-be-aired PBS documentary on the 
  propaganda and manipulation (combined with PBS complicity...) which 
  the groundwork for the criminal and catastrophic invasion Iraq... Have a 
nice day!

From: David Rosen <David_Rosen at emerson.edu>
Date: 2007/04/03 Tue PM 02:45:06 CDT
To: Faculty <Faculty at emerson.edu>, Staff <Staff at emerson.edu>
Subject: Iraq War Film Screenings and Panel Discussion April 10

Emerson students,faculty and staff are invited to attend a screening of two 
documentaryfilms on the war in Iraq,followed by a panel discussion of the 
of the war from 6-8:15 p.m. on Tuesday,April 10th at the AMC Theatre, Boston
Common, 175 Tremont Street. One film, titled The Case for War: In "Defense"
of "Freedom", focuses on former Assistant Secretary of "Defense" Richard 
Perle. Clips
will also be shown from The Brotherhood a film by Mark Hosenball and Michael
Isikoff of Newsweek magazine about the spread of radical Islam.

The films are part of an upcoming PBS series titled America at a Crossroads,
which explores the challenges confronting the post-9/11 world — including 
"the war
on terrorism"; the "conflicts" in Iraq and Afghanistan; the experience of 
troops "serving" abroad; the struggle for "balance" within the Muslim world; 
global perspectives on America's role overseas. Hosted by former PBS news 
Robert MacNeil, the series airs April 15-20. For more "information" visit

Perle, Hosenball and Abdel Bari Atwan, editor of the London-based newspaper 
Quds, will participate in a panel discussion on the merits of the war after 
films are shown. Carole Simpson, Emerson College leader in residence and 
ABC World News Tonight weekend anchor, will moderate the panel. A question 
answer session will follow the panel presentation.

The event, hosted by Emerson, is one of 25 outreach sessions being held in
advance of the PBS series.It is open to the public free of charge. Tickets 
not required.

"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the 
country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag 
the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a 
parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can 
always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have 
to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for 
lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."
                                                      -- Herman Goering at 
the Nuremberg trials

  Source: ***

  Preceded by this, in the original:
    "Why, of course, the people don't want war," Goering shrugged. "Why 
would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best 
that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. 
Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in 
England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. 
But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy 
and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a 
democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist 

"There is one difference," I pointed out. "In a democracy the people have 
some say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the 
United States only Congress can declare wars."

[*** His comments were made privately to Gustave Gilbert, a German-speaking 
intelligence officer and psychologist who was granted free access by the 
Allies to all the prisoners held in the Nuremberg jail. Gilbert kept a 
journal of his observations of the proceedings and his conversations with 
the prisoners, which he later published in the book Nuremberg Diary. The 
quote offered above was part of a conversation Gilbert held with a dejected 
Hermann Goering in his cell on the evening of 18 April 1946, as the trials 
were halted for a three-day Easter recess... (snopes.com)]

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